The 10 Greatest Surf Rock Songs

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A Sub-Culture Of Its Own

Surf Rock originated in Southern California during the early ’60s. Surfing was considered a sport and the young people of Southern California followed the trend the led to becoming a sub-culture of its own.

Dick Dale, a surfer, was the one who originated the sound in 1961 with his instrumental song, “Let’s Go Trippin.”

Below are the 10 greatest Surf Rock Songs of All Time.


1. Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys

Fun Fact: Never in the life of Brian Wilson did he tried surfing.

2. Wipe Out – The Surfaris

That one surf song you always hear.

3. Pipeline – The Chantays

This is their only UK chart single that peaked at no. 16 in 1963.

4. Misirlou – Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

The great king of surf rock, he was also an underrated guitarist.

5. Surfer Girl – The Beach Boys

After Surfing in the USA, they now talked about a surfer girl who was so innocent and romantic.

6. Surf City – Jan & Dean

Where is this Surf City? Really, two girls for every boy?

7. Let’s Go Trippin’ – Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

He started the thing and this was the first surf instrument sounding.

8. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys

They weren’t called the Beach Boys for nothing.

9. Walk-Don’t Run ’64 – The Ventures

A song that sounds like it was recorded within a day.

10. Penetration – The Pyramids

A song that brings back some great memories.